Read The Queen of Swords (Golgotha, #3) Online Free - 1870. Maude Stapleton, late of Golgotha, Nevada, is a respectable widow raising a daughter on her own. Few know that Maude belongs to an ancient order of assassins, the Daughters of Lilith, and is as well the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Anne Bonney, the legendary female pirate.
Leaving Golgotha in search of her daughter Constance, who has been taken from her, Maude travels to Charleston, South Carolina, only to find herself caught in the middle of a secret war between the Daughters of Lilith and their ancestral enemies, the monstrous Sons of Typhon. To save Constance, whose prophetic gifts are sought by both cults, Maude must follow in the footsteps of Anne Bonney as she embarks on a perilous voyage that will ultimately lead her to a lost city of bones in the heart of Africa—and the Father of All Monsters.
|Title||:||The Queen of Swords (Golgotha, #3)|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
July 27, 2017
The nitty-gritty: Belcher is in high form with this epic adventure tale that spans generations, a story that puts its female characters front and center. Stand back, men!
It’s always a pleasure to read a new R.S. Belcher story, and it’s even more exciting when that story is set in one of my favori...
July 05, 2017
This book was so very good.
Maude is my favorite character in this series, so I guess this was bound to be a favorite of mine. Given the ending of this, there should at least be one more book, but the ending is open enough to allow for many more, and I will be reading them all as soon as they come...
May 18, 2017
My review will appear in the July issue of RT Book Reviews
July 30, 2017
I had a rough time rating this book. Parts of it I liked, and parts of it I didn't care for. That may be because it's the third book in the series and I haven't read the other two. Copious references are made to previous events, but the author does a nice job of summing them up, so I don't think...
August 16, 2017
My issues with this book are the same I have had with Belcher's other works - he jams in so much that it ends up being overload. While this book is formally the third book in the Golgotha series, this is almost a spin-off as it follows Maude Stapleton in her adventures as a Daughter of Lilith as...
July 31, 2017
I haven't read the first two in the series and judging by the book I thought it was an offshoot series. It is not, but firmly a part of a series. I was not lost as I think Anne Bonney and her descendants take center stage in this one but not center in the other books. I enjoyed it as much as I th...
August 02, 2017
I usually don't like to jump into a series in the middle, but "The Queen of Swords" (Tor, $25.99,364 pages) looked fun, and reasonably intriguing, and the roll of the reading dice turned out pretty well.
R.S. Belcher's series involves a battle between the Daughters of Lilith and the Sons of Typhon...
February 22, 2018
Maude, trying to recover her daughter from her well-meaning if overbearing rich merchant father, is forced to come from Golgotha, the town in the west where she has settled, to North Carolina. Although trained in the many secrets of the Daughter of Lilith, a secret society her umpteen-great grand...
October 07, 2017
3.5 stars — this is good, but I definitely like Belcher's weirdness in Golgotha better than spread out across the world. The occasional problems I have with his language seem worse here — Maude's father at one point gives a speech about his inner torment that feels way too twentieth century (and...
January 29, 2018
This book returns to the setting of the Golgotha books. Maude Stapleton (a supporting character in the earlier volumes) takes center stage here. Maude is a Daughter of Lilith, a member of an ancient order of female warriors, sworn to defend all life against antediluvian horrors. Maude's daughter...